The Warm Weather Beckons

The spring weather continues to call to me here at Casa di Arserio. It’s very distracting, especially when there are deadlines, like right now. This warm, dry weather won’t last, so all I want t do is spend every sunny, waking moment outdoors. As I type this, I’m sitting out back, looking at my blooming rhododendrons, clearly also delighted that the sun has returned to the PNW.

The trouble is where to go? Woods or water? Woods or water? That’s why I like Meadowdale Beach Park so much. It offers a little bit of both. We took Luna last week. It’s the first time she’s been. We couldn’t attempt the hike with Jory but Luna, though technically an 11 year old dog, doesn’t know it. I guess she liked it, though I think she’s figured out there’s a big temperature difference between Hawaii water and Washington water.

We’ve also spent plenty of time at the beach lately. We spotted a California Sea Lion the other day, with his head, tail and one flipper out of the water. Not sure what he was doing, just hanging out on the surface having a good ol’ time.

But alas, work is still keeping me busy. I am currently working on an article on Arthurian sites in Southern England for a client. All this King Arthur research makes me want to go back to Tintagel, or at the very least, break out Shadows Over Camelot again.

I got a new section of audio up for the Shatterer of Worlds audiobook. It’s coming along. There are still noises that I’m not happy about in the audio, but I have some ideas on how to make the next chapter sound better. Of course, with all this warm weather, I am going to have to figure out a plan to get some ventilation into the Big Blue Box.

I am also plugging away at my mystery project. It’s frustrating because all I want to do is sit down and finish it. I’m so close to the end I can taste it. At the same time, I hate going into editing mode. This story excites me so much. It’s like nothing I’ve ever written before, and I really want to share it with the world. But all in good time. I don’t want to share it until it is ready to be shared.

Well, that’s it from here. I guess I really ought to get back to work. Oh, to be out at the beach right now. Or camping! Told you the warm weather is calling to me…

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